for algore, green is the color of money

Discussion in 'Politics' started by mike oxbig, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. Evidently, it pays to tell people that the Arctic is melting into slush.
    Al Gore told a German audience in December that the North Pole will disappear in 5 years.

    Chief climate change pimp Al Gore is making millions off of his fear-mongering.
    Pro Patria discovered that while Al Gore is scaring the daylights out of young children he is making millions from his green investments.

    So what has Al Gore gained from his Big Green escapades?

    According to public disclosure information, Gore was worth somewhere between $1 million and $2 million in 2000. Not quite eight years later, Gore is estimated to be worth somewhere in the neighborhood of $100 million. While I ordinarily would applaud such financial gains from such a short period of time, I can’t help but to question just how it happened. When you look out at what Al Gore has done, it’s evident that he figured out on a way to capitalize on the creation of Big Green while becoming the official doomsday prophet that has helped to build Big Green into the monetary powerhouse that it has become.

    In any other industry this would be considered a severe conflict of interest. In essence, Al Gore has helped to create a fictitious catastrophe, then told everybody what the solutions have to be, and then put himself in a position to capitalize on the hype. It’s not only seriously dishonest, but many people and industries are going to suffer in the wake of this hype while Gore and Big Green bring in millions (and in some cases, billions) of dollars in green money.

    Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) challenged Al Gore's motives for supporting climate change legislation on Friday including his links to a firm that will make millions from cap and trade legislation.

    Despite the crumbling case for global warming the Obama Administration plans on moving ahead with expensive cap and trade legislation that Obama admits will cause energy costs to skyrocket. The initiative will cost American families $700 to $1,400 dollars each year.

  2. I love how the greenies try to dispute any scientist that comes out against MMGW by saying, "Ohhhh, he is connected to Big Oil". Then they never mention that Gore stands to make huge money off it.
  3. dsq


    Al gore isnt a scientist making money off it.Maybe he s a capitalist but not a scientist.And what part of his message dont you see -like melting ice caps?Your telling me the caps arent melting away?
    The scientific conscensus on global warming overwhelms the scientists that shill for polluting industries.Why are you right wing lunatics stuck in pre-galileo days?Why are you so scared of science?

    At best you deniers are socialist idiots that dont see an oportunity to make money.You conservatives are supposed to be optimistic about opportunity.Capitalists have a hge opportunity to make money off this event and instead most of you bitch and whine like you're a bunch off commies and anti-capitalists.

    Global warming is an opportunity.Capitalize off it.Whats the matter with you right wingers.Cry babies.
  4. Lucrum


    West Antarctic’s Sea-Level Rise May Be Overstated, Study Shows

    By Alex Morales

    May 15 (Bloomberg) -- The collapse of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet would contribute 3.3 meters (11 feet) to the rise in sea levels over hundreds of years, about half as much as previous estimates, a U.K.-led team of researchers found.

    Disintegration of the floating ice shelves surrounding the sheet, which is grounded, would open the way to melting, the researchers, led by Jonathan Bamber, a glaciologist at the University of Bristol, said today in the journal Science. That melting would lead to a rise in sea levels that’s much less than scientists estimated, Bamber said.

    “There’s a vast body of research that’s looked at the likelihood of a West Antarctic Ice Sheet collapse and what implications such a catastrophic event would have for the globe,” Bamber said in a statement. “All of these studies have assumed a 5-meter to 6-meter contribution to sea-level rise. Our calculations show those estimates are much too large.”

    Bamber’s team said that while tracts of ice grounded below sea level would float upwards and break up if the ice shelves holding them disintegrated, portions of ice attached to land above sea level will stay frozen, contrary to earlier estimates.

    Antarctica is divided into two main ice sheets: east and west. The continent as a whole holds enough ice to raise sea levels by 57 meters, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says. While the larger eastern sheet is largely stable, glaciers on the western sheet have accelerated their flow in recent years amid global warming and ice shelves surrounding it have broken up.

    The western ice sheet’s contribution to sea-level rise won’t be uniform across the globe, Bamber’s team also found, noting that because of gravitational effects, the Indian Ocean and the U.S. Pacific and Atlantic coasts would have more sea- level rise than the rest of the world.

    “The pattern of sea-level rise is independent of how fast or how much of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet collapses,” Bamber said. “Even if the WAIS contributed only a meter of sea level rise over many years, sea levels along North America’s shorelines would still increase 25 percent more than the global average.”
  5. I thought it was tobacco.